In accordance with the promise made in mid-April by the government, caregivers in forty departments will receive a bonus of 1,500 euros for their work during the coronavirus epidemic. Agents from other departments should also receive this bonus.

Hospital staff from 40 departments will receive the maximum amount of the bonus promised by the government as a reward for their efforts during the coronavirus epidemic, or 1,500 euros net, the ministry of health told AFP on Wednesday. These departments are essentially those of the north and east of the country, where the regions hardest hit by the Covid-19 are located.

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All the departments of Ile-de-France, the Grand Est region, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté and Hauts de France are thus included in the list. Four departments of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (Drôme, Loire, Rhône, Haute-Savoie) are also included, as well as Eure-et-Loir, Bouches-du-Rhône, the two departments of Corsica and Mayotte.

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Without contribution or tax

The Prime Minister, Edouard Philippe, and the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, announced in mid-April a bonus of 1,500 euros "net of everything", without contribution or tax, for hospital staff "in the departments most affected ".

Outside these zones, "the agents who worked in the 'Covid +' departments of the reference hospitals will also receive the premium of 1.500 euros", while those "of the other departments will receive a premium of 500 euros", reminds the ministry.

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Olivier Véran had affirmed that these sums would be paid "from the month of May", but the payment remains suspended with the publication of a decree specifying the methods. This text "is about to be signed", assured Wednesday the government spokesman Sibeth Ndiaye, referring to a regulation "on pay in May or June".